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Looking for Tire Reccomendations (Tubies and Clinchers)(5 posts)

Looking for Tire Reccomendations (Tubies and Clinchers)Bill RHIT
Aug 10, 2003 9:08 AM
On my ride yesterday morning I ran over a huge piece of glass and ripped holes in both of my tires. Luckily I was able to find a ride home when a friend passed me trying to shim them with dollar bills.

Recently I have been looking to replace the Tufo Tubulars on m Zipp 404s with Conti Sprinters for 39.99 at or Any comments about these tires or others I might consider?

Now, for my training wheels with the ripped up tires. I have Open Pro 32 3x on Dura Ace Hubs. Previously I was riding Michelin Axial Pros (700x23) which I loved. Now that these tires are off the market I am looking into the Michelin Axial Carbon, Pro Race, or the Conti Gator Skin. I prefer reliability over light weight and high performance as these are my training wheels. Any suggestions or web-sites for good deals? Thanks guys.

- Bill -
Aug 10, 2003 9:22 AM

I've ordered tires from them a number of times and they always have good prices. Looks like they redesigned their site recently too.

I've had good luck with all but an OEM pair of Conti GP3000s. I hear the Gatorskins are pretty tough but I have never used them.
re: Looking for Tire Reccomendations (Tubies and Clinchers)gtx
Aug 10, 2003 9:47 AM
For training I like cheap heavy Conti Ultra 2000s 700x25. Nicest tubulars I've ridden are Vittoria Corsa CXs. I have not purchased from him for a long time but try
re: Looking for Tire Reccomendations (Tubies and Clinchers)12x23
Aug 10, 2003 4:14 PM
I second Labiccicleta ... I purchase tires at the bulk (10 tire) price and pass on the savings to friends.

I've ridden Conti Sprinters all the way to the casing and have had good luck with Vittoria CX, too. My experience with the Michelin Pro Race tires has been equal to the Axial Pros.
Pro Race on Ebayfiltersweep
Aug 10, 2003 8:23 PM
...unless you need them tomorrow. There are about $55 delivered for a pair.